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Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch
“Our children need people in their lives that care about them and want to see them succeed...”

Lunch Bunch is an ongoing monthly open community discussion. We share a meal as parents, school officials and everyday citizens who want our children to succeed in school. It’s a safe place for honest, informative conversations about the future we envision for our children.

Join us for the next Lunch Bunch!
Lunch Bunch meets the first Wednesday of each month, September through May (excluding December) at Jackson Medical Mall Community Room, 11:45 a.m.

Please bring $8 for lunch. We keep the cost low so that everyone can attend.

Parents and other community members consistently report that Lunch Bunch is a valuable and convenient way for them to stay informed about education issues, to be active in improving public education and to support programs that develop young citizens who are assets to our community.

Past Lunch Bunch topics have included

  • Improving Outcomes for Students with Special Needs
  • Education Funding & Policies: How Do They Impact Our Children?
  • Transforming Parents into Successful Advocates
  • New Programs in Jackson Public Schools
  • Common Core State Standards: Changing the Face of Education
  • Spotlight on Successful Student Programs
  • Reports from the State Superintendent of Education and the JPS Superintendent
  • Students as Historians: Teaching Civil Rights
  • Student Safety in Area High Schools and Social Media
  • Pathways to Graduation: Career and Academic Plan (iCAP)

Catch Up on Lunch Bunch

Each Lunch Bunch gathering is taped by Jackson Public Schools and is aired on our local public access education channel. These recordings are also available on the JPS YouTube channel.
Watch the Lunch Bunch videos here.